'HIV and AIDS continue to reap a deadly toll. For every two new people who get treatment, five more are infected.'
Time limit for complaints would be cut in half and hearings where required handled by the courts.
'The bargaining association is satisfied that there is forward momentum in negotiations.'
Employees represented by PEIUPSE cast ballots strongly in favor of settlement.
Back again as Canada's environment minister, John Baird wins an unprecedented three Fossil of the Day awards on the first day of UN climate talks in Cancun.
Conference drove home the idea that justice and equality for all must be part of our daily union work.
Dozens of events will be held across the province on Friday (Dec. 3) to fight back against the McGuinty government's plan to scapegoat public sector workers.
Eleven MGEU locals across Manitoba vote in favour of ratification.
'We urge the government of British Columbia to act swiftly on this unanimous recommendation.' - Darryl Walker.
Demonstrators appeal to outgoing and incoming premiers to step in and resolve the long impasse.
Ratification vote on pay increases and other negotiated contract improvements scheduled for Dec. 11. - Updated.
'Without a change of course by their government, they can expect more of the same - generosity for the oil patch, discipline for citizens.' - Parkland Institute.
'We urge the B.C. government to take these findings seriously and act on them quickly.' - Darryl Walker.
New Nova Scotia Labour Board will eventually combine the activities of six existing boards and agencies performing labour relations functions.
Group urges supporters across the country to pressure the Harper government to take action on urgent parliamentary committee report.
Opposition parties combine to outvote the Harper Conservatives 141-132 on a bill to create a national housing strategy.
Special House of Commons debate shows broad-based support for expanded CPP
Incident involving impaired driver who fled accident scene illustrates dangers faced daily by public employees on Canada's highways.
'There is a clear goal of eliminating independent trade unions in Mexico.... Let’s stand in support of all independent Mexican unions.'
Employees with Tri-County Regional School Board to hold ratification vote on Dec. 8.
Proposed settlement contains significant wage increases and other gains for Vancouver Island employees.
“Climate change remains an overriding priority for all our futures; we cannot afford to let pessimism prevail”, said Sharan Burrow, the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
'Time is running short to convince the federal government that it must move to reform the CPP.'
Episode underscores HSAA position in demanding action now to deal with provincial ER crisis.
'The fossil fuel economy is transforming rapidly into a ‘bio-economy'. - Jim Thomas of ETC Group.
Letter blasts Harper government for killing Bill C-300, a law that would have held Canadian mining companies accountable for human rights and environmental abuses abroad.
"Alberta is acting as a spoiler and standing in the way of real reform"
The impact on public employees will stretch far beyond the two-year freeze proposed by the province – all for the benefit of already-wealthy corporations.
'Needless to say, this had been a difficult bargaining climate.'
Wage increases, better shift premiums, special projects, market adjustment and scheduling improvements.
Province refuses to respond to international condemnation for denying part-time college workers the right to organize.
A $35,000-a-year caregiver in a nursing home doesn’t usually get much news coverage.
The report documents extensive evidence of federal and Alberta government lobbying efforts against clean energy policies proposed in the United States, Europe and the state of California.
College negotiators in Saskatchewan want anti-labour government to pick arbitrator on long-running dispute.
'More than one-third of individuals in custody in Ontario suffer from some sort of mental illness.'
'The employer has indicated that the staffing level for this group of employees is low.' - HSAA/NUPGE.
Cancel unnecessary corporate tax cuts to avoid public sector wage freeze and to preserve public programs, union says.
'We are very pleased to reach a collective agreement that is acceptable to the membership of this new Local.' - Joan Jessome.
International Labour Organization, a UN agency, says an Ontario ban on farm unions violates human rights of 100,000 migrant and domestic farm workers in the province.
'The will of the people is to end poverty in Canada and our hope is that with this report eliminating poverty in Canada has become the will of parliament as well.'
Union urges consultation with front-line workers before making changes to child protection system.
The BCGEU is supporting the investigation by the Representative for Children and Youth into the tragic situation in Chilliwack involving a 15-year-old girl with Down Syndrome found alone with her dead mother.
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says rationale for Harper's crime agenda defies 20-year downtrend crime rates.
Administrators at nationally-known Nova Scotia university refusing to negotiate fair first contract with employees.
'This is a great opportunity to voice your support for Medicare and send a message about the kind of health care system you want!'
"We cannot allow serious violations of the fundamental rights and freedoms to slip through the cracks in a hodgepodge of reports that go nowhere," argued James Clancy.
'Stephen Harper has done what he always promised never to do – use unelected officials to counter the will of Parliament and the Canadian public.' - Graham Saul.
Take two minutes to e-mail Prime Minister Stephen Harper demanding that the Canada Health Act be enforced.
'The only way to fix the problems is to put it under strict government control.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Proposed Ontario law would follow law passed by Quebec last summer to give cell phone users greater protection.
"Our Tax Dollars - Our Health Centre ... Open the Doors, Turn On All the Lights!'
This is the first time UFCW Canada union has negotiated a contract specifically for this sector of the workforce.
'My union does not accept the continued stonewalling by the federal government. We demand that Prime Minister Harper establish an independent public inquiry.' - James Clancy.
14 young people have taken their lives in the Sarnia area alone this year.
'It is an appalling indictment of Canada’s Extradition Act that the standards are so low that this pretence of a case against Dr. Diab has been allowed to drag on this long.' - James Clancy.
HSPBA condemns bargaining tactics by employer - 'an insult to members.'
Talks continue with new deadline set for Nov. 17 at three work sites in Eastern Ontario.
The clear majority of older workers planning to retire at the age of 65 from both their job and the labour force.
'Gross violations of civil liberties by authorities requires that a federal public inquiry be called.' - Paul Cavalluzzo.
John Pruyn says he was struck, jailed, had his canes knocked away and was not given his leg back until he was released 27 hours later.
'There will be a major human and economic cost if deficits are eliminated before a real recovery has been achieved.' - Andrew Jackson.
'I assumed police officers were there to protect and serve and they were regular people doing the job for everybody. Now I don’t know if I can trust them.' - Nick Kapetaneas.
Information commissioner says the online registry killed two years ago by the federal Conservatives provided a valuable service to Canadians.
Hearings by NUPGE and CCLA open on police and governance actions at the global summit in Toronto.
'I urge you to not desert the families of the 582 missing and murdered Aboriginal women!' - James Clancy.
'A rights-based system makes sense, because it removes politics from the justice system.' - Darryl Walker.
Unanimous vote by Metro Vancouver Environment and Energy Committee welcomed by BCGEU and COPE.
CPP Fund valued at $136.8 billion as of September 30, 2010
NUPGE president James Clancy says Canada has "an excellent opportunity" to help build a stronger, more equitable and just global financial system.
"Dwight Duncan is cutting almost $5 billion in corporate taxes in the next three years despite Ontario having one of the lowest tax rates in the industrialized world." - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Government cites concerns over potential danger to water supplies and the rights of landowners.
'The employer is being stubborn and blocking a deal.' - OPSEU.
"I have nothing but admiration for the solidarity and toughness demonstrated by members.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU president. - Updated
Three quarters of Canadians are financially unprepared for retirement
NUPGE and CCLA will chair public inquiry into unlawful police activities during global meetings in Toronto.
'We are criminalizing, incarcerating and warehousing the mentally disordered in large and alarming numbers.'
'This plan needs to go farther and set more ambitious targets with clear and transparent measures for accountability and oversight.' - Darryl Walker.
Union says province's fresh water supply may be threatened by natural gas 'fracking' agreement with Toronto energy drilling companies.
Women experienced disproportionately more gains in unionized jobs.
'A message that government negotiators need to discuss members’ concerns, particularly about the issue of overcrowding.'
Bill, C-389, adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act
Bill 120, Securing Pension Benefits Now and for the Future Act, 2010 was passed at second reading in the Ontario legislature
Nov. 6 will mark the third annual Appreciation Day for community-based social service workers across Canada.
'We're a 130,000 member union and we are also working together with other unions to make sure our message is heard.'
'As Canada has become a 24-hour society, the number of Canadians working non-regular hours has increased dramatically.'
Theme for 2010 is Get up! Stand-up! For Your Rights.
'It’s an effective program with a proven track record in lowering harmful emissions across the Lower Mainland.'
Liberals to call for a voluntary supplemental pension plan
Situation so bad in Alberta that some patients are dialing 9-1-1 while they wait in emergency for treatment.
'It is every woman’s fundamental right to live in safety and security in her home and community.'
Recent cabinet shuffle will impact about 2,400 public employees
4% offer over three years unacceptable to 2,000 SGEU members across Saskatchewan.
'I am pleased the employer recognized the need for a fair offer.' - Joan Jessome.
Discussions planned this week on key issue of essential services.
NAPE president questions whether Premier Danny Williams has any understanding of issues at stake.
Proposed new agreement reached with the help of a provincially-appointed mediator.
Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members
'Polling has told us the public values the public services they receive.' - Joan Jessome.
Lockout averted for members of Local 548 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) join forces to put spotlight on policing and governance during global event in Toronto.